Mini told plans for a fully electric Rocketman

Mini told plans for a fully electric Rocketman

July 10, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

According to specialized publications that refer to their own sources in the Mini company, the start of mass production of the all-electric Rocketman is scheduled for 2022.

Modern market realities, forced the British automaker of small city machines – the company Mini, to change its original strategy. Initially, a small car, introduced in the last century, grew slightly in size, received two additional doors, and even received a version of a coupe and a roadster, and even a crossover, of course, an urban crossover.

 Back in 2011, the concept car Mini Rocketman was introduced – this is a completely electric car. According to the foreign edition of Autocar, the serial version of the concept will be presented only in 2022.

The German premium automaker BMW, which owns the Mini brand, created a joint venture with the Chinese company Great Wall a year ago, by the way, it was also on Wednesday the 10th. The joint venture, called Spotlight Automotive, aims to manufacture electric vehicles of the Mini company in China.

  Rocketman will be based on the Ora R1 platform created for electric vehicles. The Chinese electric car has a length of 3,500 mm, a width of 1,660 mm, a height of 1,560 mm and a wheelbase of 2,480 mm, which roughly corresponds to the dimensions of the Rocketman concept. It is reported that the novelty will receive a 33 kWh battery with a power reserve of 312 km. The maximum speed will be equal to 103 km / h, the serial car will receive four seats in the cabin.

Not so long ago, we wrote about the MINI showed its first serial electric car Cooper SE. Now one of the most famous British brands has switched to the production of all-electric cars. The serial version is not much different from the MINI Electric Concept concept shown in 2017.